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Enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency charged with carrying out federal consumer financial laws. We are focused on retail banking products and services, making CBA the industry resource on the CFPB. Our insights and analysis on CFPB-related issues, along with the latest news and information, provides our members with the necessary tools to navigate this new regulatory environment.
- September 12, 2017The president of a top banking group on Tuesday criticized both parties for not installing a bipartisan commission to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a Republican goal long opposed by Democrats fond of bureau's current director, Richard Cordray. Richard Hunt, president and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association, said both parties are to blame for failing to spread the CFPB’s power...
- September 12, 2017On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the CFPB announced in their Supervisory Highlights that supervisory actions taken through June, 2017, have resulted in $14 million going to more than 104,000 consumers. Other issues covered in the Supervisory Highlights include information about checking account fees, overdraft coverage, pay-by-phone fees, vehicle repossession, and consumer communications...September 8, 2017Welcoming CBA’s Board of Directors & Committee Leadership We are excited to welcome our Board of Directors to CBA HQ next week for our September Board meeting. Each time we meet, it provides us an opportunity to chart a path forward for the retail banking industry and discuss how we can best serve consumers and small businesses. We also will announce our Board leadership team for 2018, as...September 7, 2017Richard Cordray continues to leave Washington guessing about whether he’ll resign from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to run for governor of Ohio, but there’s little mystery over whether he’ll be replaced by a single director or multiple commissioners. Republicans have seemingly abandoned years of effort to restructure the CFPB into a multi-member commission, and Democrats seem to have...September 6, 2017On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the CFPB took action against Zero Parallel , LLC, an online lead aggregator,claiming the company pushed consumers towards lenders who offered illegal or unlicensed loans often void in the customer’s state. The Bureau claims Zero Parallel sold consumers’ payday and installment loan applications to lenders it knew were likely to make void loans the lenders had no...September 4, 2017CINCINNATI/WASHINGTON Sept 4 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. consumer watchdog will discuss his agency’s work at one of the country’s largest Labor Day gatherings on Monday and simultaneously stoke major doubts about its future. Democrat Richard Cordray, appointed head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by former President Barack Obama, is widely expected to enter Ohio’s governor race...September 1, 2017CBA’s Membership Stands With the Victims of Hurricane Harvey CBA members continue to provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. As a product of Louisiana, I certainly weathered my share of floods, storms, depressions, and a few minor hurricanes. However, absolutely nothing could have prepared us for Hurricane Harvey’s destruction; it is beyond words. From the thousands of willing...September 1, 2017CBA’s Membership Stands With the Victims of Hurricane Harvey CBA members continue to provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. As a product of Louisiana, I certainly weathered my share of floods, storms, depressions, and a few minor hurricanes. However, absolutely nothing could have prepared us for Hurricane Harvey’s destruction; it is beyond words. From the thousands of willing...August 31, 2017The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee wants a definitive answer to a question that both he and Consumer Bankers Association president and chief executive officer Richard Hunt have been asking for some time: Is Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray departing the regulator to run for governor in Ohio? Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the committee chair and Texas...August 31, 2017WASHINGTON — With the election of President Trump, the nation’s consumer watchdog agency faced a quandary: how to shield the Obama-era institution from a Republican administration determined to loosen the federal government’s grip on business. In the weeks after the election, Richard Cordray, the Democrat who leads the agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , directed his staff to...